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Severe fever, high WBC and platelet count. On antibiotics, platelet still high. Any advise ?

Hi doctor my two year old son suffered by severe fever By last week , so as per the doctor advice v took blood count test. That showed high wbc and platelet he was admitted And antibiotics were given, then by monday v came home.again Yesterday doctor advised me to take same test and now wbc is 0000 but Platelet has increased to pls the condition of him And also tel me food which is bring both wbc and platelet In normal condition.pls sir becoz iam very much Worried has he has become very weak.
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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Fever with high WBC count suggests infection. Normal platelet count ranges from 150000-450000/cmm. Deviation from this range does not always signal any clinical problem. There are few condition in which platelet count can be raised, one of which is infection itself. As platelet as an acute phase reactant may raise in infection, it has to be correlated with other parameters and clinical features. In general count above 750000 needs workup to find out the cause or to rule out some diseases. In your case WBC count become normal (also child is afebrile after treatment) and platelet count is high.So I would suggest you to follow the platelet count after 1 week and if it is rising then consult your doc as further investigations may be needed then.
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Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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